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On a crisis-filled Sunday, Chick-fil-A comes through

The Atlanta-based restaurant chain, normally closed on Sundays, rushed into action to feed passengers stranded at the city’s airport.

California offers second chance to people convicted of marijuana crimes

Hundreds of thousands of people could have their drug convictions wiped away, thanks to a lesser-known provision in the new state marijuana law.

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Victim of Calif. fires honored as the battle goes on

A funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of a firefighter killed battling the flames.

Trump says he’s not planning to fire special counsel

The president did add to the growing conservative criticism of Robert Mueller’s move to gain access to thousands of e-mails sent and received by transition team officials.

MSNBC paid woman who said Chris Matthews harassed her

The woman told CNBC executives in 1999 that Matthews made inappropriate comments about her in front of others.

Mnuchin does not foresee a government shutdown

The Treasury secretary wouldn’t provide specifics about President Trump’s national security speech scheduled for Monday.

Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey

State records don’t indicate which contracts are storm-related, making fund trackingnearly impossible.

Doug Jones says he won’t be a typical Democratic senator

The Alabama Democrat said “all the options on the table” when it comes to his votes on several issues.

GOP makes its case for tax bill to a skeptical public

Republican leaders said the measure is aimed primarily at helping the middle class.

DEA agents say opioid case ended in whimper

A team based at the agency’s Denver office was examining the operations of the nation’s largest drug company, McKesson Corp.

Power restored at Atlanta airport, but not after a ‘nightmare’

More than 1,000 flights were canceled Sunday after a power outage at the nation’s busiest airport.

Are UFOs real? The Pentagon tried to find out

A secret program run by the Defense Department was hidden by its miniscule budget.

2 airmen and an object that ‘accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen’

Some of an incident involving a possible UFO is captured in a video made public by officials with a Pentagon program that investigated such objects.

N.J. gov.-elect poses next to cutout of Chris Christie on beach

New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy is getting some pushback for posing for photos next to a cardboard cutout of Gov. Chris Christie lounging on a beach last summer.

Here’s how Trump is trying to undo Obama’s work

A review of executive actions shows how President Trump has systematically attacked his predecessor’s legacy.

Senator’s star shines as nation unites behind her cause

Kirsten Gillibrand has made elevating victims of sexual harassment and assault her defining political focus.


Trump’s greatest mission: erasing Obama’s legacy

Some attempts have failed, but the intensity of the president’s anti-Obama movement has never ebbed.

How the GOP tax plan will affect you

Republicans released the details of their plan, which reconciles differences between the House and Senate bills.

Iowa justice blocks newspaper from reporting court records

An Iowa Supreme Court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state’s largest newspaper not to publish court records obtained by a reporter.

Senator Gillibrand’s star shines as nation unites behind her cause

Gillibrand has assumed her place at the head table of the Democrats’ anti-Trump movement. The reason is simple.

For GOP, tax bill’s most visible win may be averting failure

Even if Republicans are correct that tax cuts for business and the wealthy bolster the economy, it can take time for obvious results to show.

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

President Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class.

The Pentagon was investigating UFOs — and maybe it still is

The Department of Defense had a program to look into Unidentified Flying Objects that ended in 2012, funded largely at the request of Senator Harry Reid. And maybe it’s still going on.

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

It comes in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

With Rubio, Corker back on board, GOP speeds ahead with tax plan

Republican leaders moved closer to a swift victory on their $1.5 trillion tax plan, which comes up for a vote next week.

House investigating Nevada lawmaker over harassment allegations

Representative Ruben Kihuen is accused of sexually harassing a campaign worker and a lobbyist.

Final GOP tax bill at a glance

The Republican measure seeks to make key changes to US tax law for individuals and businesses.

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

The court stopped the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama’s health care law.

House intelligence panel rushes to complete Russia inquiry

Some of the most important witnesses are to be interviewed in New York by committee staff early next week.

Firefighter dies, thousands more join battle against California blaze

Cory Iverson was assigned to the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, which has become the fourth largest in California history.

Lawyer’s struggles at hearing on court nomination goes viral

Matthew Spencer Petersen struggled with questions from Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican.

Grand jury says Penn State showed ‘shocking apathy’ to drinking

The report recommends a series of changes that the school should undertake in the wake of the death of Tim Piazza.

‘We’re going to rebuild the FBI,’ Trump says ahead of speech to academy

President Trump reiterated that ‘‘there was no collusion’’ between his campaign and the Russian government.

Live: Trump speaks at FBI academy graduation

Live: Trump speaks at FBI academy graduation

President Trump speaks at the FBI’s academy graduation Friday morning.

Trump judicial nominee fumbles basic questions about the law

A clip of one of the president’s federal judicial nominees struggling to answer rudimentary questions about the law garnered well more than 2 million views in a matter of hours.

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how.

White nationalist now faces first-degree murder in Charlottesville killing

A man who has voiced racist and pro-Nazi views faces the possibility of life in prison in the death of a woman during clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene

A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church’s live nativity scene.

Puerto Rico grid fix won’t meet governor’s plan, corps says

Puerto Rico grid fix won’t meet governor’s plan, corps says

New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel

New York and New Jersey announced Thursday how they will pay for their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and other improvements, with New Jersey’s outgoing governor outlining a plan that calls for progressively steeper fare hikes for train riders in his state during the next 20 years.

No jail for fertility doctor who lied about using own sperm

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm will serve no jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to charges that he lied to investigators.

Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years

A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.

Couples win lawsuit over donated eggs with genetic defect

Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs won a lawsuit against a New York fertility doctor and his clinic in the state’s highest court Thursday.

Republicans hunt for ways to pay for tax cuts

House and Senate Republicans faced a new round of uncertainty Thursday about the fate of their $1.5 trillion tax bill.

Wife to run for seat of Kentucky lawmaker who killed self

The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself after a sexual assault allegation surfaced this week defended her husband Thursday and said she will run for his seat because “these high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths can’t be allowed to win the day.”

Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.

Biden says he owes an apology to Anita Hill

The former vice president, who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee when Hill testified in front of it in 1991, told the editor in chief of Teen Vogue that he feels bad about his role in questioning Hill.

Thousands of Interior Employees Report Harassment and Intimidation at Work

WASHINGTON — Thousands of the Interior Department’s employees reported that they had experienced harassment or intimidation at work, a departmentwide survey conducted earlier this year and released Thursday found.

Farenthold, Texas Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment, Will Not Run Again

WASHINGTON — Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who settled a lurid sexual harassment claim with his former communications director for $84,000 in taxpayer money, will not run for re-election, Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.